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Around the World with Auntie Mame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Don't Miss These Travels With Everybody's Favorite Aunt!

    BUT OF COURSE there was a sequel! No need to wonder what bestselling travel book of 1958/59 was! Back with us again is the ultimate guide to REALLY travelling in style: MAME-style! Forget Fodors and Frommers - there's nothing like AROUND THE WORLD WITH AUNTIE MAME to be found in your local bookstore's Travel section! Mame Dennis' adventures as she tours the world with her nephew Patrick are almost as much fun as her original chronicles in AUNTIE MAME. Among other things, she out-dazzles the City of Light itself at the Follies Bergere, mixes hilariously in London 'society', saves her best friend, tipsy actress Vera Charles (who had 'more changes of costume than facial expression,' according to one critic to whom she never spoke again) from a disastrous near-marriage, exposes some neo-nazis, and even helps ease some tensions in the Middle East. If the freshness of the original is somewhat lacking here, well, that's almost inevitable with a sequel, but this still ranks as one of Patrick Dennis's funniest efforts. How delightful that this wonderful character and her creator are both being rediscovered, for we need Auntie Mame's zest for life and a good laugh just as much today as we did in the 1950s. Fans of the film won't be surprised that he dedicated this book 'To the One and Only Rosalind Russell' - the actress had already brought his Auntie Mame vividly to life in one of the theatre's biggest comedy hits of the 1950s and was about to make movie history in the glittering screen adaptation released after this book's original 1958 publication.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2005

    Stupendous Dahlling!!

    I was at my grandma's house and she told me I should read this book. I was a bit skeptical at first because it looked like a bit much. But after the first chapter, I was excitedly hooked. I loved reading about Mame's adventures from Paris to a 'grand' Greek yacht. It was marvelously glittering with detail and humour. It makes you want to jump right in and be a part of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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